"There is a wooden bridge by which the river is re-crossed, and shortly after Glen Dhu burn, with one of the finest falls in the district, is reached.
The Tyne and its Tributaries, W J Palmer. 1882
Another footbridge, replacing a ford downstream, on a remote part of the river and reached from a minor road at Eals Bridge down a rough farm road. The country is wooded and the river shallow hereabouts.
The bridge gives access to the west side of the river via a footbridge over a tributary up the hill to the South Tyne Trail. There was formerly (1951) a footbridge at nearby Whitwam which fell into disrepair.